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(Updated  December 15  2017
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.207 billion (1207 million)
Mobiles    1183 million 
Landlines: 24 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   327 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless :  307 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

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3D printing leader Stratasys showcases new tech solutions for India
3D printing leader Stratasys showcases new tech solutions for India
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Supercomputing conclave lays out Indian exascale roadmap
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IT happened in India
  3D printing leader Stratasys showcases new tech solutions for India
Bangalore, December 17 2017: At its first user conference here, global leader in applied additive technology solution– Stratasys  --  saw over 300 key industry players and end-users exchange insights on the latest 3D Printing trends and additive manufacturing. ....
Supercomputing conclave lays out Indian exascale roadmap
Bangalore, December15 2017:  The biggest challenge for India as she aims to achieve exaflop ( one to the power 18 computer operations a second)  levels of supercomputing, is talent development said  Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy  Other challenges he identified were:   settling the privacy issue once and for all;  change  data and tasks from sequential to a parallel structure;  remove red tape and bureaucratic delays in implementation, encouraging  R&D in both public and private institutions. ....
ACT brings gigabit Internet to Bangalore
Bangalore,  December 14  2017: Hard on the heels of a similar service in Hyderabad, ACT, India's biggest fibre optic broadband service provider, has brought 1 gigabit ( 1000 megabits/sec)  wired broadband connectivity to India's Silicon City, Bangalore. ...
Four India-based supercomputers in global 500 ranking
Bangalore, December 13 2107: The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA,  along with National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Ayog), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Department of Sciences & Technology and Department of Biotechnology Government of India,  have organized a  National Supercomputing Conclave, here today. ...
This heat belt is both smart and wire-free!
Connected comfort December 12 2017: Electrically heated belts that you can strap around your waist,   are no longer a novelty. ...

Education and e-learning
Cuemath harnesses games to make maths easy
November 15 2017: Cuemath the  leading home-based, after-school learning programm for mathematics has launched a games-based  learning tool  for students of class KG to 8.  The stories have been broadly divided into three levels – Class K-2, Class 3-5, and Class 6-8. ....
Indian Americans turn up tops in Broadcom Masters contest
Washington DC ( US) October 27 2017: Indian AmericanMeghna Behari,  is among the four grand prize winners at the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS competition, according to an announcement of , the Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the Public.. Behari, 14 years , of Sewickley, Pa. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
AxisRooms launches new solution for vacation rentals
New Delhi, December 16, 2017:  Leading travel distribution solutions provider for hotels and travel accommodations  AxisRooms has extended its property management and property maintenance services to  the vacation rentals and homestay segments. ....
Indians are inveterate social media posters when it comes to travel
New Delhi, November 4  201:  Leading travel search engine, KAYAK  has released the results of its “Travel Addicts” Survey, based on  2,100 respondents across Asia Pacific aged between 21 and  45. What is the most important factors when planning a trip? 53% Indians see money as the most important element, even  more  than a safe environment (46%). ....

Max Bupa AnyTimeHealth machines propel insurance
Mumbai, November 13, 2017: Max Bupa – one of India’s leading health insurance players – has announced the launch of Max Bupa AnyTimeHealth (ATH) machines, to propel health insurance penetration in the country. The ATH is Max Bupa’s innovative new technology-based solution that will allow customers to run instant health assessment and buy health insurance cover – in just 180 seconds. ....
Aster healthcare group launches an app for the Golden Hour
New Delhi, May 28, 2017: Leading  India and UAE healthcare chain Aster, has launched an app  that aims to save lives during the so-called Golden Hour. The Aster Emergency App ( Android link here)  provides a real-time interface between the patient in emergency and a GPS-enabled Aster ‘Responder’. ....
LiveHealth grows to cover 450 diagnostic centres in India
April 16 2017: A Pune based health care startup founded in November 2013   has grown to cover 450 centres in 43 cities in India, serving  600,000 patients. ...

Product Pulse
Gionee M7 Power is for heavy duty users
The Gionee M7 Power's claim to fame is a big battery & a 3-D photo feature December  11 2017:  Mobile phones today are often used as the primary screen,  to view movies  -- and  the  only tool to shoot  pixel-heavy photos and  videos. ....
Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones will please camera buffs
Bangalore, December 4 2017: How priorities  change! There was a time when one bought a mobile phone for  its   core features: making calls, sending messages and latterly, accessing the Internet.  All that seems like the Jurassic Era of handsets. ....
OnePlus 5T features enhancements to its earlier offering
Bangalore  November 27 2017: OnePlus 5, launched in India a few months ago, went on to become one of the more popular flagship phones of 2017. ...

IT's for you
  Genesys expands India presence in customer experience business
Bangalore, December 7 2017, Genesys,  a global player in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, reports accelerated momentum in India as it expands its decade-long presence in India with operations headquartered from Chennai. ....
Free logo creation tool from DesignEvo
November 23 2017: DesignEvo is a free online logo maker for creating professional logos in seconds. Thousands of professionally designed icons are provided for selection. Just drag and drop a preferred icon.  You can select the desired font for your logo text and customize it to match your brand. ....
Aegis Bell Awards go through jury rounds
November  20 2017: The 8th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2017 jury round ticked off in Mumbai last week . ...
Abu Dhabi Transformation Summit showcased rich slate of digital solutions
Abu Dhabi, November 16, 2017): Innovative global strategies and solutions to advance government integration, automation and performance were showcased at the Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit which concluded here  this week. ...
India m2m and IoT Forum will focus on both urban and rural challenges
New Delhi,  November 8 20127: ‘India m2m + IoT Forum 2018’, the 5th Annual National Forum on machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) from the larger umbrella of the Information Communications Technologies (ICT),  is scheduled to be held in New Delhi between January 30 and 31. ...

IT people
  Wias Issa to be VP Sales for SoniWall in AsiaPac and Japan
Bangalore, December 7 2017:   Security specialist SonicWall, has appointed Wias Issa to Vice President of Sales and General Manager of its Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) business. Issa will be based in Tokyo and will be responsible for managing and driving growth and profitability through the definition and execution of business strategies, pursuit of strategic partnerships, and identification and penetration of new markets, while maintaining a relentless focus on securing and defending customer organizations. ....
Salil Parekh is named new CEO of Infosys
Bangalore, December 02, 2017: Infosys announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Salil S. Parekh as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO & MD) of the Company effective January 2, 2018.Parekh joins Infosys from Capgemini where he was a member of the Group Executive Board. ....
Arvind Kumar to lead R&D at Tally
Mumbai, November 10, 2017: Premier business software provider, Tally Solutions has appointed Arvind Kumar as the chief of R&D (Research and Development). ...

Best of the rest
Should Indian outsourcing companies worry about US net neutrality?
The US’s stance on net neutrality can translate into trade policies that determine who gets what access, depending on where an IT firm is based or where it creates the most jobs....Siddharth Pai in Live MINT,  Dec 5 2017

Bitcoin the Cryptic Currency
A novel financial revolution -- cryptocurrency -- is providing a new dimension to the way we think of money and savings.......NEW INDIAN EXPRESS November 26 2017

Apps for appupens and ammummas
Smartphones are transforming the lives of the elderly in Kerala, enabling them to do things that people of their age couldn’t even dream of barely a decade ago..... Jinoy Jose P in BLink, The Hindu Businessline, November 25 2017


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